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Sysmex America Awarded Hematology Contract by Amerinet
Date:11/2/2007

Member-hospitals and integrated delivery healthcare networks to benefit

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc. today announced that the company has been awarded a three-year, dual source hematology contract by Amerinet, a health care group purchasing organization, effective October 1. Amerinet constituent-members have immediate purchasing/leasing access to Sysmex hematology analyzers, reagents, consumables and services, said John Kershaw, President, Sysmex America, Inc. Training and technical support for the organization's members will be provided through Sysmex's U.S. headquarters in Mundelein, Illinois. This hematology contract, which was awarded based on technical merit and pricing, follows the August announcement of the company's urinalysis contract agreement with Amerinet. Amerinet serves more than 22,000 acute and non-acute health care providers nationwide.

"We at Sysmex are pleased that we have been given a second opportunity to serve Amerinet's member-base through our hematology product offering and services. We trust, like our urinalysis product offering, that Amerinet members will embrace the reliability and uptime of our instruments as they work to provide high quality, cost-effective patient care in a competitive healthcare environment," said Kershaw.

Sysmex America's comprehensive portfolio of hematology products ranges from the pocH-100i(TM) and the KX-21N(TM) for small laboratories to the fully automated XE-Alpha N(TM) and HST-N(TM) Integrated Hematology Systems with automated slide preparation capabilities. Also included are the Sysmex(R) XE-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers, the Sysmex XT-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers and the Sysmex XS-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers, all of which use the same fluorescent flow technology platform, user interface, and reagents and controls, leading to improved laboratory standardization. The CellaVision(TM) DM96 and DM8 Digital Cell Morphology Systems are additional hematology products offered by Sysmex.

Sysmex hematology analyzers have been ranked as the industry's best in reliability and performance for eight consecutive years by the IMVServiceTrak(TM) survey. IMVServiceTrak(TM), conducted by an independent research company that analyzes science-based instrument industries, surveyed more than 1,600 randomly chosen clinical laboratory health care professionals from varying hospital sizes across the country.

About Amerinet, Inc.

Through Total Spend Management Solutions, Amerinet strategically partners with health care providers to improve operating margins by creating efficiencies, reducing costs and identifying new revenue streams. Supported by a team of clinical, data and supply chain experts, Amerinet offers a suite of tools, programs and services including a comprehensive and competitive portfolio that delivers practical solutions to address members' specific needs. Based in St. Louis, MO, with offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, Providence, RI, and Warrendale, PA., Amerinet serves more than 24,000 acute and non-acute health care providers nationwide. To learn more, visit http://www.amerinet-gpo.com.

About Sysmex America, Inc.

Sysmex America, Inc., the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving customers for over 35 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex, please visit http://www.sysmex.com/usa.


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